Winters are all set to enter the year clock, which takes us to the excitement of winter vacations. What is better than walking close to nature and planning treks in Uttarakhand, famous among trekkers. Here is a list of the best winter treks in Uttarakhand you can plan as a backpacker or a remote worker. You can also make a group trip to these places.
Auli Gorson Bugyal Winter Trek
Among some amazing treks in Uttarakhand, this is a trail worth exploring for people who love trekking. You can start trekking in Uttarakhand with this trek, as anybody who has less experience can go for this trek. Thus you can consider it to be one of the best winter treks in Uttarakhand for beginners. It always drives motivation to trek more once you complete this one.
Gorson Bugyal is the peak situated at an altitude of 3060 m approx. The journey to this peak starts with beautiful coniferous forests and plenty of oak trees. On the other hand, it is all covered by a pretty sheet of snow in winter and can be included in the list of snow treks in Uttarakhand.
Due to its flat topography, camping can be enjoyed here. Auli peak is just 3 km away from Gorson Bugyal. There’s a lake situated extremely near to this peak.
Chopta–Chandrashila Winter Trek
The valley of Chopta can be such a fulfilling trek for all the trekkers. Surrounded by intense forests, this path can be easy and moderate based on the people who go on the trek.
On the journey to the top, i.e. Chandrashila summit trek, one can visit beautiful places like Tungnath Mandir, the highest Shiva temple. It is a significant attraction for winter treks in the Himalayas. This temple is older than 100 years.
This can be a week-long trek and is one of India’s best treks to experience amongst the easy winter treks in India. This trek can be difficult or moderate for some who are into winter trekking for the first time.
Nag Tibba Winter Trek
This trek aims at your arrival to the famous Nag Devta temple, which is also the highest peak in the treks of lower Himalaya treks. Adventure is the prime reason to take up this trek as it can be covered in a short duration and can be a perfect getaway if you look for short winter treks.
Views of the higher mountain ranges like Bunderpunch from this peak are breathtaking.
The energy this place gives you is unmatched. This can be the wealthiest option among the easy winter treks in India, especially due to the enchanting pine and oak forests.
If you live in Dehradun, you can always consider this trek if you search for the ‘best treks near me.’
Dayara Bugyal Winter Trek
Variation is the most prominent aspect to choosing this trek for your holiday week which can be as long as 8 days. This trek is known for the meadows. It starts with grazing sheep, birds making melodious sounds along with the large green cover to the very end of your eyesight. Enchanting your soul to this place as you move further, you come across the variational transition of green to white covered land, which you can imbibe slowly and beautifully.
Easy winter treks in India list has this trek not just for this beautiful experience but it also helps you see the best sights like a cinematic view such as the peaks of Bhagirathi, the forest of Bandar Poonch, Black Peak, Mt. Jaunli and a place from Indian ancient texts called ‘Draupadi Ka Danda’.
Camping near the Barnala Tal lake is highly suggested by the trekkers who reach here.
Brahmatal Winter Trek
The Brahmatal winter hike is a captivating experience. When I say this, the beauty of this area still captivates my senses and my mind.
Almost all the beautiful peaks of the Himalayas are visible from this place. This place can be a detox to your life. It covers the views of Trishul and Nanda Ghunti when you walk along. Brahmatal Lake is the reason it is called the Brahmatal trek. This trek is frozen in winters but still camping around it to experience the beauty of sunrise and sunset is a fulfilling experience.
Uttarakhand is home to so many treks. Some of them are also included in our best treks in north India, from challenging winter treks in India to easy and moderate ones.
These are some fantastic places you must visit as a traveller and a trekker.